Confessions of a Lapsed Neo-Davidsonian: Events and Arguments in Compositional Semantics

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Taylor & Francis, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 296 pages
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Contrasts the Davidsonian strategy of sentence semantics, which treats verbs as sets of ordered sequences of participants then extends the sequences to embrace the swell event; with the neo-Davidsonian, which considers verbs as sets of events and associates participants with these events through rel
 

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Contents

An Initial Justification
9
Chapter 3 Events Quantification and Plurality
35
Chapter 4 Davidsonian Semantics
63
Chapter 5 The Devil in the Davidsonian Details
81
Chapter 6 NeoDavidsonian Semantics
113
Chapter 7 Attempting to Justify NeoDavidsonian Composition
139
Chapter 8 Argument Accessibility and Events
207
Chapter 9 Conclusion
251
NeoDavidsonian VP Coordination
255
Bibliography
271
Index
283
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